Puppy’s who doesn’t love puppy’s?

Who can resist the cute floppy ears and the smell of puppy breath in the morning?  Puppies are cute no matter what shape, size or breed.

Before jumping into parenthood, make sure your soon-to-be puppy has been updated on all the necessary vaccinations they need to thrive. Always consult with your veterinarian before administering any shots but, if the vet says its-a-go then we carry two different types for your convenience. We carry the Canine Imuno-Vax 5, which is the 5 in one modified live virus. The Canine Imuno-Vax 5 vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The CAV-2 fraction cross protects against infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis. The other vaccination we carry is the Canine Imuno-Vax 9, which like it’s counterpart, is a 9 in one vaccine. Canine Imuno-Vax 9 is a vaccine that is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b. The diluent contains killed antigens for Leptospira Canicola-Grippotyphosa-Icterohaemorrhagiae-Pomona bacterial extract. Both of these have instructions on how, where and when to administer these products on the back of their individual package. To learn more about these vaccines, First Companion‘s website will be sure to help out.

 

 

 

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All New Grain-Free Dog Foods- And We Have Them!

You asked for it, we got it! Diamond Naturals and Taste Of The Wild came out with not one but multiple new foods for your furry family.

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AppValleyStill continuing with grain-free foods, Taste of the Wild has introduced a small breed formula called Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Formula with Venison and Garbanzo Beans. Easily digestible venison protein and small kibble size make this formula easy on your small breed dog’s stomach and teeth. Probiotics and prebiotic fiber help support healthy digestion, while a mixture of venison, lamb, egg, duck and ocean fish proteins provide optimal amino acid nutrition. Rich in proteins and fat, this formula provides the energy that active small dogs need.

We are carrying two sizes of the Appalachian Valley Small Breed, from five pounds to fourteen pounds. As always, we strive to give you the lowest prices possible. Ranging from $9.79- $25.39 plus tax, they are a steal. You can find them in our retail store today!

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They have also introduced Pine Forest Canine Formula with Venison and Legumes. Venison is a highly digestible, tasty alternative for dogs that may be sensitive to other protein sources, while the well balance of omega fatty acids, vegetables, fruits and protein sources make this a well-rounded, nutrient-packed formula.

Pine Forest Canine comes in three sizes; Five, fourteen and twenty-eight pounds. We are carrying all three sizes in our store and we have them in stock, ready-to-go.  Prices range from only $9.89- $42.39 plus tax.

Visit Taste of the Wild‘s website for more information and different products.

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Diamond Naturals has introduced their first Grain-Free All Life Stages food. That means you can feed the same food to your two-year-old, seven-year-old and your thirteen-year-old (or whatever age combination) furry family. No more having to buy two or three different foods for all your pups because they are all different ages. The nutritional levels of Diamond Naturals Grain-Free formulas are specifically developed to meet all stages of your dog’s life.

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Diamond Naturals Grain-Free All Life Stages in Whitefish and Sweet Potato

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Diamond Naturals Grain-Free All Life Stages in Chicken and Sweet Potato

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Visit Diamond Naturals Grain-Free‘s website for more products and information.

Why Grain-Free?

Grains are digestible for dogs but it can be hard. The easier the digestion for your dog the more nutrients they can collect from the food. Also, many dogs have food allergies, just like us. Some of these allergies include grains that are used in dog food. This can cause hair loss, redness, bumps, itching, etc.  Not only is this not fun to endure for your pup, it could cause other serious complications later on. Not all dogs are the same, so naturally not all dogs need grain-free. Remember, always consult with your veterinarian to see what nutrients your dogs need. They can help you set up your own personal doggy-meal plan!

Puppy Vaccination Booster Series

As the Days get longer and the weather warms up, puppy litters are being born . Are you ready for your new puppy?

The first step to a healthy puppy is vaccination.

Companion Vac Solo Jec 5 is the first inoculation your puppy receives. It should be given 3 weeks before the puppy leaves the mother at 6 weeks old to 8 weeks old, then again at 9-11 weeks (at weaning). This will help your puppy stay healthy through the stressful period of weaning and separation from the mother and litter mates.
Solo-Jec® 5 Plus vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of

  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2)
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1)

You can purchase single dose syringes of Companion Vac Solo jec 5 plus from Hunt & Behrens.

Vaccination does not stop there though. In the following three week intervals it is important to continue the vaccinations in weeks 12-14 and 15-17. Many Veterinarians Recommend Companion vac SoloJect 7 Plus as the vaccine for these inoculations.

Solo-Jec-7®Plus vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of:

  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2)
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures.
  • The diluent is Canine Parvovirus Vaccine-Leptospira Canicola-Icterohaemorrhagiae Bacterin. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1).

The addition of two strains of Leptospira canicola, and L. icterohaemorrhagiae is what makes this vaccine a “7”. It is also sold in single dose packaging.  This will now be your Annual Booster for your puppy.

*Suggestion*  Pick one day a year when you give annual vaccine boosters to all your companion animals.  Make is a memorable date and an annual tradition.  Some people chose a holiday and put it on the calendar as a reminder.  Then all your animals are included and no one gets left out!